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Six vie for three Hartford Selectboard seats
02-19-2024 10:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Voters will be asked at Town Meeting to elect three candidates to the Hartford Selectboard, two of whom will replace board members who did not seek reelection. Rocket, an incumbent who goes by a single name, and three...


New owners step up to keep Hanover’s Boloco going
02-16-2024 9:31 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Boloco, a longtime destination for burritos and other Mexican fare, changed hands last week. Boloco’s owner and co-founder John Pepper, of Hanover, finalized a sale on Thursday of the restaurant at 35 S. Main St. to new owners — Conicia “CJ”...


Longtime state rep. from Hanover leaves legacy of feistiness 
02-12-2024 10:16 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Sharon Nordgren, a longtime state representative who died on Saturday at age 80, is being remembered by friends and colleagues as a passionate and dedicated public servant and a highly effective political leader.Nordgren, D-Hanover, was...


West Lebanon landlord reduces scale of planned housing project
02-11-2024 9:25 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The owner of a multi-family complex in a residential neighborhood said this week that he no longer plans to build an additional 30-unit apartment building on the property but will instead look to build a rental home for a single family. The...


WRJ postal facility may see mail sorting shifted to Connecticut
02-08-2024 9:45 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The U.S. Postal Service is evaluating whether to relocate mail sorting operations for Upper Valley communities from White River Junction to Hartford, Conn., as part of a nationwide restructuring plan aimed at improving cost...


Lebanon considers plan to build housing on city-owned properties
02-06-2024 9:46 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City officials plan to study the suitability of three city-owned properties for affordable housing developments for public employees.On Wednesday, the City Council will consider a proposal to partner with a private developer and lender to...


Safety concerns linger in Claremont neighborhood where shooting took place
02-02-2024 11:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

CLAREMONT — Antique store owner Winston Kinney said he has lived nearly 30 years in the city’s West Terrace neighborhood without any concern about crime or safety.Across the Sugar River from downtown and tucked between North Street and lower Main...


Man shot teen who interrupted theft in Claremont
01-28-2024 6:29 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

CLAREMONT — A 24-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly shooting a teenager who had caught him breaking into vehicles early Sunday.Jared Strickland, 24, was arraigned in Claremont District Court on Monday on seven felony counts,...


Planet Fitness gym planned for Route 12A in West Lebanon
01-28-2024 12:05 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — A name-brand fitness center will be joining the bevy of chain restaurants and retailers that occupy the city’s busiest commercial corridor. Planet Fitness, a health club franchise with over 18 million members and 2,500 locations...


Town and school budgets up in Hartford
01-26-2024 8:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Property taxes will go up if Hartford voters approve proposed town and school budget proposals and a $21 million school renovation package.Exactly how much remains unclear.This week, both the Selectboard and School Board...


Constituents condemn Hartford Selectboard member’s comments about drag event targeted by bomb threat
01-24-2024 6:13 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Supporters of the LGBTQ community this week voiced their dismay at recent comments by a Selectboard member who spoke critically of drag-themed entertainment just days after two events at Northern Stage were targeted by hoax bomb...


City Council to seek proposals for West Lebanon mixed-use development
01-21-2024 10:15 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — The City Council will seek proposals to redevelop three city-owned parcels in West Lebanon for a mix of uses, but will not consider the site for a new fire station. The Council voted unanimously last Wednesday to solicit proposals from...


Sunapee apartment fire displaces dozens
01-19-2024 5:46 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

GEORGES MILLS — Nearly 30 people were displaced when a Thursday night fire destroyed an apartment building in Georges Mills, an unincorporated village of Sunapee. The cause remains under investigation.Fire departments from around the state worked...


Hartford School Board approves budget with 3% increase
01-18-2024 4:35 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The School Board is proposing an operating budget of $52.4 million next school year along with a $21 million bond to fund district-wide repairs and infrastructure improvements in school facilities, including roof replacements...


Working together to help the unhoused, Lebanon Winter Shelter opening soon
12-30-2023 8:03 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Concerned about the rising rate of homelessness in the Upper Valley, city administrators partnered with the Upper Valley Haven this year to open an emergency winter shelter in Lebanon for people without housing.On Monday, Jan. 8, the city...


Affordability at issue for Sykes Mountain Ave housing project
12-12-2023 4:09 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A plan to build over 200 apartments off Sykes Mountain Avenue moved closer to approval last week, though members of the town Planning Commission expressed concerns about the proposal to separate affordable units from the rest of...


Hanover Planning Board OKs church planned for Greensboro Road
12-08-2023 4:20 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Despite their own concerns, members of the town Planning Board this week approved a proposal to build a two-story, 21,500-square-foot church for up to 415 worshipers in a residential neighborhood on Greensboro Road.Because of a new state law...


Hanover says state law limits ability to review church proposal on Greensboro Road
12-05-2023 10:50 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — A new state law shielding religious institutions from certain land-use regulations is limiting the town’s authority to review a proposed church for up to 400 congregants on Greensboro Road, according to town staff.On Tuesday, the Planning...


Lebanon School Board cuts funds for SRO position
11-21-2023 2:53 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The School Board has eliminated the city’s school resource officer from the 2024-25 school budget, but board members said they are open to a different type of collaboration with law enforcement.During an all-day budget workshop on Saturday,...


Roundabout planned for intersection of routes 4 and 5 in White River Junction
11-15-2023 1:07 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A planned traffic roundabout is expected to improve public safety at the junction of routes 4 and 5, a hazardous intersection with a high rate of vehicle collisions, according to state transportation officials. Vermont Agency of...

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